India is all set to host its first FIFA tournament. The U-17 Football World Cup will kick off on October 6 with simultaneous games in New Delhi and Mumbai. The hosts will be participating in a FIFA tournament for the first time and they play their first match against USA on the inaugural night in the national capital. The match is scheduled to kick off at 8 PM.

The showpiece event will witness 24 best teams from the world competing for the silverware. A total of 52 games (36 group stage + 16 eliminators) will be played across six venues - New Delhi, Mumbai, Kochi, Goa, Guwahati and Kolkata.

The teams have been divided into six groups: 

 

Here is a look at the complete schedule:

October 6

India Vs USA- 8 pm Group A, Delhi

Colombia Vs Ghana – 5 pm Group A, Delhi

New Zealand Vs Turkey- 5 pm Group B, New Mumbai

Paraguay Vs Mali- 8 pm Group B, Navi Mumbai

October 7

Germany Vs Costa Rica- 5 pm Group C, Goa

Iran Vs Guinea- 8 pm Group C, Goa

Brazil Vs Spain- 5 pm Group D, Kochi

DPR Korea Vs Niger- 8 pm Group D, Kochi

October 8

New Caledonia Vs France- 5 pm Group E, Guwahati

Honduras Vs Japan- 8 pm Group E, Guwahati

Chile Vs England- 5 pm Group F, Kolkata

Iraq Vs Mexico- 8 pm Group F, Kolkata

October 9

India Vs Colombia – 8 pm Group A, Delhi

Ghana Vs USA – 5 pm Group A, New Delhi

Turkey Vs Mali – 5 pm Group B, Navi Mumbai

Paraguay Vs New Zealand – 8 pm Group B, Navi Mumbai

October 10

Costa Rica Vs Guinea – 5pm Group C, Goa

Iran Vs Germany – 8pm Group C, Goa

Spain Vs Niger – 5pm Group D, Kochi

DPR Korea Vs Brazil – 8pm Group D, Kochi

October 11

France Vs Japan – 5pm Group E, Guwahati

Honduras Vs New Caledonia – 8pm Group E, Guwahati

England Vs Mexico – 5pm Group F, Kolkata

Iraq Vs Chile – 8pm Group F, Kolkata

October 12

Ghana Vs India – 8pm Group A, New Delhi

USA Vs Colombia – 8pm Group A, Navi Mumbai

Mali Vs New Zealand – 5pm Group B, New Delhi

Turkey Vs Paraguay – 5pm Group B, Navi Mumbai

October 13

Costa Rica Vs Iran – 5pm Group C, Goa

Guinea Vs Germany – 5pm Group C, Kochi

Niger Vs Brazil – 8pm Group D, Goa

Spain Vs DPR Korea – 8pm Group D, Kochi

October 14

France Vs Honduras – 5pm Group E, Guwahati

Japan Vs New Caledonia – 5pm Group E, Kolkata

Mexico Vs Chile – 8pm Group F, Guwahati

England Vs Iraq – 8pm Group F, Kolkata

The two top teams from each group will qualify for the round of 16. Four third-placed teams will also join them. The contests will be played on October 16, 17 and 18, with matches starting at 5 PM and 8 PM. 

The quarter-finals will take place on October 21 and 22. The matches will be held in Kolkata, Kochi, Guwahati and Navi Mumbai. 

The semi-finals will take place on October 25 in Guwahati and Mumbai. The final of the tournament and the third-place play-off will be hosted in the iconic Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on October 28. Let the games begin!

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